The Hop Garden

Kick back after a long day of skiing on the patio of this Telluride hot-spot.

Margarita Mondays and Whiskey Wednesdays—yes please. Telluride's Hop Garden has daily après-ski specials as well as these delightful weekday treats. The outside patio is the perfect place to kick back with one of the 10 beers they have on tap after a long day of skiing. If you're hungry try the "Skier's Union" burger: a blend of sirloin, tenderloin, and ribeye, and housed in a bun locally produced at an Amish Bakery. They've also got pretzels imported from Munich, Germany, which are served with sweet mustard and homemade "Obatzer" cheese spread, so even if you can't make it to the Alps to ski, you can pretend you're there during happy hour. Mountain Village, Colorado | 970.728.7467


sweet life restaurant

The Sweet Life

This family-friendly diner-style restaurant specializes in all types of sweets, as well as a variety of burgers, salads, and hot dogs.

Mountainfilm Festival

Telluride Mountainfilm Festival: The Ski Films

Over Memorial Day weekend, Telluride, Colorado will host the annual Mountainfilm Festival, a gathering of outdoor and environmental filmmakers, as well as athletes, artists, and more. We spoke to festival director David Holbrooke about the ski films playing at this year’s festival.